Location: Reston, VA
Date: March 1, 2010
The food was as creative, original and satisfying as a subpar romantic comedy / “chick flick”. The chili was tepid, boringly bland, and watery. There was a near complete lack of spices or flavor. The meat was fatty, the beans sparse, and the chives insufficient. The salad was marginally better than the chili. The salad was an uninspiring mix of iceberg lettuce, carrot shavings, and tomatoes. The vegetables seemed to be a few days removed from fresh. The honey mustard dressing had at least a semblance of sweetness.
At least the server was courteous and accommodating. Ninja requested another order of chili when the first batch of chili had cheese, which Ninja will not eat due to religious reasons. The waiter quickly provided a near batch of chili.
Overall though, it was a lackluster meal. One could easily understand that the restaurant was near empty this Monday night.
1.75 ninja stars